Lou Stein

Lou Stein (April 22, 1922 – December 11, 2002) was an American jazz pianist.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Stein joined Ray McKinley's band in 1942. He played with Glenn Miller when the latter was stateside during World War II.

After the war he worked with Charlie Ventura (1946–47) and became a session musician. He performed with the Lawson-Haggart Band, Benny Goodman, Sarah Vaughan, the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, Louie Bellson, Red Allen, Coleman Hawkins, and Lester Young, and recorded as a bandleader. In 1957 he had a U.S. Top 40 hit with "Almost Paradise", which peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100. His cover version of "Got a Match" made the Cashbox Top 60 in 1958. He played with Joe Venuti from 1969 to 1972.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 22nd, 1922 (Philadelphia), Died December 11th, 2002 (Litchfield)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 180 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 76401 5/22/1950 Semper fidelis Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76402 5/22/1950 El Capitan Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 76403 5/22/1950 The thunderer Bob Crosby Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81138 6/6/1951 Wolverine blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81139 6/6/1951 Dead man blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81157 6/13/1951 Milenberg joys Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81158 6/13/1951 Cannonball blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81193 6/20/1951 Kansas City stomp Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81194 6/20/1951 King Porter stomp Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81225 6/27/1951 Jelly Roll blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81226 6/27/1951 Sidewalk blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81799 11/1/1951 Snag it Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81800 11/1/1951 Willie the weeper Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81866 11/14/1951 High society Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 81867 11/14/1951 Dippermouth blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82255 2/6/1952 Sahara's aide Neal Hefti Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82256 2/6/1952 Always Neal Hefti Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82257 2/6/1952 Cherokee Neal Hefti Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82316 2/21/1952 Krooked blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82317 2/21/1952 Canal Street blues Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82318 2/21/1952 Snake rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82415 3/5/1952 Snake rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82416 3/5/1952 Frog-I-More rag Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82417 3/5/1952 South Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 82418 3/5/1952 The Sheik of Araby Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 180 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stein, Lou," accessed September 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345245.

Stein, Lou. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345245.

"Stein, Lou." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 September 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345245

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